White - Sparkling

2002 Mumm Napa Blanc de Blancs Devaux Ranch

Champagne Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros

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Community Tasting Note

  • dodongo wrote: 89 points

    June 6, 2009 - Disclaimer: I love this wine. Not as a critic but as a fan, this is my favorite non-DVX wine Mumm has on the shelf today. Now, as a critic, I've gotta throw down: this wine is disappointingly one-dimensional. It's crisp, it's tart, it's citrusy, but just as I love Sauvignon Blanc for those traits, I have to take Devaux Ranch down a peg for its lack of complexity. It is kind of a one-trick pony (OK, two, cuz it sparkles). The flavor profile it has opens the door to a great variety of food pairings that are obvious and pages long, but while that makes it a very good wine, it doesn't make it a great wine. I think an extended tirage version of this wine could be incredible as supporting notes to the clean-cut citrus could really develop. Looking forward to seeing how this ages, too. Until then, I'll go with an 89.


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